The recently released international film “In Transition 2.0” will be shown Tuesday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. This program is free and open to the public.

“In Transition 2.0” offers an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It tells tales of communities printing their own money, growing food, localizing their economies and setting up community power stations.

The Transition movement first emerged in the United Kingdom and has spread to 35 countries worldwide and, in the United States, at least 115 towns and cities have registered their Transition groups. In Maine, Belfast, Brooks, Ellsworth and at least 22 other towns have citizen groups working to help their communities shift to reduce fossil fuel consumption and become healthier and more resilient.

The Belfast Area Transition Initiative was formed in 2010. BATI’s most celebrated projects have been their permablitz events where dozens of volunteers convert suburban lawn areas into edible food garden beds, while enjoying food, music and fun. This screening is co-sponsored by Belfast Free Library, the Belfast Co-op and the Belfast Area Transition Initiative. The film runs a little over an hour; a discussion will follow. For more information, visit or contact Susan Cutting at (603) 372-2074.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or